West Ham are untroubled by David Moyes’ consistent Everton links and believe he will sign the new contract he has been offered, Football Insider understands.
The London club’s negotiations with their manager have been hit by the Goodison Park job becoming available last week and strong interest from the Scot’s former club.
But a West Ham source has told Football Insider that the board expect Moyes, 58, to eventually pen an improved three-year new contract.
It remains on the table for the manager who oversaw a remarkable transformation last season that ended in Europa League qualification.
Moyes is currently enjoying some time off and is said to be relaxed about his situation.
His current deal expires at the end of this month, although the Hammers are said to hold an optional 12-month extension clause.
Moyes is aware he is a firm target for Everton and, as revealed by this site on Wednesday (2nd June), the longstanding chairman Bill Kenwright has been championing his cause.
Indeed, Moyes has spoken informally to Kenwright about the position made vacant by Carlo Ancelotti’s exit and his main family home is in Lancashire.
But he is wary of committing to Everton after previously coming close to landing the job in December 2019 only for owner Farhad Moshiri to pull the plug at the eleventh hour.
At West Ham, Moyes could use Everton’s interest as leverage to secure a better deal with West Ham, or increase his powerbase at the club.
Speaking to BBC Sport in May, the Scot confirmed talks over a new deal were “well down the line”.
The expectation at the club is that Moyes will be in charge, with a new contract signed, when the club return for pre-season in early July and their Scottish training camp.
In other news, West Ham are working on signing the ‘next Duncan Ferguson’.